Matema Name Meaning & Origin

Matema

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Origin of the name Fatima:

Derived from the Arabic fātima (she who weans an infant; she who abstains from forbidden things). The name was borne by Fatima bint-Muhammad (c.606 - 32), the Prophet's favorite daughter and progenitor of the Fatimid dynasty.

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It is a South African Sepedi name from the baPedi tribe in the Limpopo Province. It means success or "mother of progress". It is a name for girls.

Personal experiences with the name Matema: | Edit

I was given the name by my great grandfather when I was born in 1993. I never really liked the name, because it is old fashioned and unpopular. It said to be a name for old people (grandmothers).

Only family calls me by that name and people out of my Sepedi tribe often mispronounce it.

It is pronounced "Ma - te - ma" with a really soft "t". It is NOT pronounced 'Ma - teh - ma' or "Ma-tih-ma". Don't be hard on the "t" in the name.

Nicknames for Matema: | Edit

Mati, Tema

Meanings and history of the name Matema: | Edit

It means success or "mother of progress". It is a South African Sepedi name from the baPedi tribe in the Limpopo Province.

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